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, california senator feinstein leads a new charge on capitol hill to ban assault weapons. a police chief responds to opposition by the nra. >> a 7 on your side investigation proms regulators to look into a company accused of misrepresenting work as part of a government rebate program. i'm michael finney. the story is straight ahead. >> also tonight a san francisco water front property about to get an extreme makeover. moving forward without forgetting its past. >> and. >> i company whose >>> california senator feinstein is trying again to get assault weapons banned. on capitol hill today, she introduces a bill to outlaw 158 military style assault weapons and claims to have a lot of backing. this is a photo sent to abc 7 news by a local contingent in washington today in support of the bill. mark? >> we wanted to come to oakland because oakland has suffered from gun violence and will be hearing from residents. this morning's press conference, senator feinstein walked in with lawmakers, clergy and victims of gun violence. all supporting her call for a ban. >> we prohibit 158 military style
but they should have it back on in a couple of hours. >> new this morning, senator feinstein is reintroducing legislation calling for stricter controls on assault weapons. the california democratic unveiled her bill in washington, dc, this morning. she is proposing a new federal ban on assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons and ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds. >> we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> senator feinstein was instrumental in the original ban on assault weapons after the 1993 mass shooting in san francisco at 101 california which expired in 2004. her new measure is expected to face a tough fight in the senate with many g.o.p. lawmakers vowing to oppose new any restrictions. >> happening now online vice president biden is holding a live discussion about gun control. the fireside hangout on google social network google plus is the first of a series of conversations with top administration officials. he is taking questions about the push for increased gun control of president o
elementary school. dianne feinstein was a key proponent of the bill. >> columbine, virginia tech arks roara, tucson. oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is that each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon. or, large capacity ammunition magazines. >> that is -- national rifle association says responsible gun owners would be punishedly bit ban. nra said they were confident congress would reject the bile bay area members of the group one million moms for gun control stood beside senator feinstein during today's announcement. this group comp plized of mother who's support the ban. >> it's wet in parts of the bay area tonight. spencer christian is in and tracking it for us on live doppler 7 hd. >> yes. some locations receiving no rain at all, others receiving a soaking. south bay has been the wettest region in the bay area. we still have mainly light rainfalling around san jose. there have beens7lp pockets of heavier rainfall. quite a drenching there. here is a look at rainfall totals. livermore received a quarter inch. san jose, a third of an inch. look at the many locations t
feinstein says her redoubled effort faces an uphill battle again. but this one time things are different. >> i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out. 80% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. >> feinstein said her new gun control proposals have broad-based support. but she does acknowledge the national rifle association has the power to derail the movement because it represents gun manufacturers more than gun owners. >>> in fairfield officials tomorrow will resume their investigation of a fire that gut add comedy club. they say it started as an electrical fire friday night. flames destroyed the roof of the theater. fire investigators haven't been able to go inside because of structural issues. crews were able to remove debris yesterday and at least open the surrounding streets. >> we have metal siding up top that's blowing in the wind. those were damaged in the fire. the support studs were damaged in the fire. so we are trying to get those shored up so they don't leave the building and hurt somebody. >> as you can see, sky 7h
assaulting a woman a few days later. accused trigger man is awaiting trial. >> senator feinstein is trying to get another assault weapons ban passed through congress. >> the first ban expired after 10 years. abc 7 news joins us in oakland with details. >> after a mass shooting the senator was able to get an assault weapons ban passed through congress but the law expired after 0 years when congress refused to renew it. now, senator feinstein is back with new legislation she says will put some curves on military style assault weapon autos we prohibit 158 named military-style firearms. >> the bill would ban the sale, transfer, imfor taigs, and manufacturing ever the assault weapon ronz. also limiting the size of ammunition clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear fr
. and it is quite a heated debate. >> it really is. senator feinstein was the first elected leader after newtown said i'm bringing the ban back and made good on her word. >>> now that the pentagon is lifting the combat ban for women in the armed forces, the questions begin, are women physically strong enough for the military's most challenging assignments? >>> also, there's no relief from the arctic weather system putting millions in the middle of this ongoing deep freeze. flights are canceled due to ice storms and it's too cold in some areas to even go skiing. i've never even heard of that before. that's cold. >>> and later this half hour, the wizards on the web called bad lip reading reinterpret the president's inaugural address. into something completely incomprehensible. why this is our favorite story of the day. i can't wait to see that. i'm going to watch it for the first time. >> i watched it earlier. it really is funny. the magic of editing and what they do these days. it's a fun spin on tuesday's pomp and circumstance. >>> it is game on for gun control, the first law to ban assault weap
they remain locked during the school day. >> senator feinstein will inro tro dus legislation that would ban ammunition feeding devices. the president supports the measure, feinstein will be joined by law enforcement and gun safety and gun violence groups. >> u.s. house agreed to raise the debt limits. that means the government can continue making payments on its loans and not default but the will only extends the limit for three months. it also includes a provision that docks the pay of lawmaker autos new proposed legislation cracking down on so called s.w.a.t.ing prank going on in southern california. celebrities have been targets of the fake 911 calls that are reporting serious emergencies. chris brown was the subject of a s.w.a.t.ing hoax. they call it s.w.a.t.ing because the s.w.a.t. team usually responds. the state senator says he hopes the measure will put an end to the s.w.a.t.ing. >> it will increase penalties on false september 11th calls by making it easier to prosecute a felony and hold perpetrator responsible for costs of the false call. >> no hearing date has been set yet. >> p
. >>> california senator dianne feinstein says her bill to ban assault weapons will have an uphill climb said a coalition of police, clergy and voters would push forward her bill over the joskses --ing ofs of the national rifle association. she says the nra came after her when she first proposed the assault weapons ban in 1990. >> the nra come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you. they did this in '93 and intend to continue it. >> the nra disputes the characterization of the group, saying its power comes from, quote, more than four million dues-paying members. >>> if you like to shop, we have the place for you. a shopper's paradise in the east bay. the legendary shopping event that covers 96,000 square feet. first... >> never seen anything like this. >> ama: crazy weekend weather catches dozens of hikers offguard in arizona. how crews pulled off a rescue operation. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. a terrific day today. a lot of blue sky, but it was cold. we are going to warm up this upcoming work week. upcoming work week. we'll look at the se well, well, well. growing
yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them right now. the bill's future in the state senate, though, is unclear. no vote is currently scheduled there. >>> and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie, is getting some political support from an unlikely source. he's facebook's founder, mark zuckerberg, who headlined events for president obama's re-election campaign. he will host an event for christie next month at his home in california. >>> the unbearable deep f
shooting. >> had this just a day after senator feinstein proposed a new bill banning 158 miller-style assault weapons and large magazines helping the shooter at sandy hook cool murder with efficiency. >> these weapons do not belong on strets of our towns, our cities n our schools. >> some are pushing for more guns. in arkansas there is an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns at the pulpit. >> terrible things can happen at the search. we know they're soft targets. >> organizers cancelled a popular gun show after initial attempt to ban assault weapons resulted in a boycott. >> people need to stand up for rights. >> despite resistance, white house is pushing forward. >> the politicians continue their he debate, one had his gun confiscated. the former georgia speaker of the house is accuse fd of trying to bring a gun to atlanta in an airport check point. officer as rested him and took the gun. >> this is an exciting day for some 49ers season ticket holders they got their hands on super bowl tickets they won in a chance to buy in a lottery. cornell burn yard joins us now to t
aim at the clay pigeon as california senator feinstein introduces legislation to ban assault weapons in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in connecticut. >> another twist in the 16-year-old ramsey case in colorado, a newspaper is reporting this morning that a grand jury voted to indict her parents in 1999 on charge of child abuse resulting in death but the prosecutor never signed the indictment. the entire ramsey family was cleared of any involvement in the murder of their daughter in 2008 because of newly discovered d.n.a. evidence. "good morning america" will have more on the case coming after our newscast at 7:00. >> a judge will decide whether a man accuses of silling seven will undergo traffic. the 44-year-old will likely go to a state mental hospital after today's hearing. he had faced murder charges stemming from the shooting massacre at the university in oakland last spill. he was a student at the school. the prosecution believes he could have been targetedded an administrator who was not there on the day of the sight. he is currently being held in jail. >> san rafael s
over new gun control laws, getting under way in congress. california senator dianne feinstein has introduced a bill that will ban 157 types of weapons with military features as well as ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. the public supports both measures. but feinstein admits that the chances congress will approve them are slim. >>> but they've changed rules when it comes to filibustering, the technique that brought the legislative process to a virtual standstill. lawmakers don't have to stand and talk for hours, like jimmy stewart in "mr. smith goes to washingt washington." >>> the historic drought is about to cost you more at the supermarket. it's so bad in texas, there's a cow shortage. the worst since the 1950s. higher beef prices are on the way. one beef plant announced it's closing, laying off 2,000 workers. >>> on the other side of the planet, record rainfall. to keep from drowning in a flood, this 14-year-old clung to a tree. and in the risky move, the two let go, drifting closer to shore, where other people standing by eventually lifted them on to dry land. >>
of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein along with senator john mccain and carl levin wrote a letter calling the film "grossly suggestion that torture helped extract information that led to the location of osama bin laden." but i also want to play a clip of an interview i recently did with the former cia director, leon panetta. >> well, it's a great movie as far as the main subject of that movie is concerned. you know, i -- i know a lot about, you know, the kind of human effort that was involved here on all sides to deal with it. >> but was it factual in ways? >> i mean, i think they did a good job kind at, you know, indicating how some of this was pieced together. >> why these different opinions? what does that tell you? >> it tells you it's a great movie because it stirs up a lot of conversation and discussion and thought. you know, there's political truth, and then there's the truth. i think that the reason that the movie has been attacked is that there's a political narrative here that at its core argues that torture is unnecessary and ineffective and that any of the exc
people were there. we see more members of the senate delegation there. orrin hatch, dianne feinstein, senator thune of south carolina. >> donna brazile, last year, you were wearing your fleece. everyone looks a lot happier this year. >> it's a lot warmer this year. i thought of miss bing up there. i had a nice seat. yesterday, i was honored to be with the vice president and dr. jill biden, at the naval observatory. we had an incredible morning. sonia sotomayer, justice, gave the oath of office. and it was beautiful. my voice is rather hoarse because i have been out with friends and family. this has been a great weekend of celebration and service. >> there's justice sotomayer right there, as the first daughters walk into the capitol, with their grandmother. >> and we have to stop, again, and talk about their grandmother because she wasn't sure she wanted to be in the white house. but we know, she has been a center of stability for this family in these four years. >> she lives on the third floor. they all live on the second. she is a constant presence, as you say. has become something
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